November 10, 2022 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

King’s is pleased to welcome Jennifer Slay, ’99, back to King’s as our new Director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization (EDID). She will start this new role on December 1, 2022. Slay has over 23 years of experience in the fields of social work and community leadership.

“I am thrilled to have Jennifer Slay join us as our Director of EDID. This is an extremely important role for King’s and I look forward to her advice, her wise counsel, and the guidance she will provide all of us to make our campus the welcoming, inclusive, and flourishing place we all desire,” says Dr. David Malloy, King’s President. Dr. Malloy would like to thank the Search Committee for all of their work.

In addition to running her own business, Jennifer Slay Counseling & Coaching, since 2015, Slay has also been a faculty member at Fanshawe College as a Professor of Social Work through the Lifespan Course. She has worked with the Ministry of Child & Youth Services and in various roles at the Children’s Aid Society of London and Middlesex from 1999 to 2018.

Slay graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from King’s in 1999. She also holds a BA (Honours) in Anthropology from Western University (1997), and a Master of Social Work from McMaster University (2003).

In addition, she was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, reflecting her community work, and she has been recognized as one of Canada’s “Women of Confidence” in Chatelaine magazine. She has received the City of London Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Award for a television series that she co-created and produced for Rogers Television London called Melanated View, a series that allowed for open dialogue about various topics related to being Black in Canada.

“I am very excited to return to King’s University College. It feels like full circle as I return to where I graduated over two decades ago. My memories of King’s are fond and I’m very honoured to be able to help lead the team in EDID strategies to support current and future students in their academic experiences,” says Slay.

Welcome to King’s, Jennifer. We are happy to have you join us.